The Pathways for Carers program takes carers on an accessible walk through a local walking trail and ends at a local cafe. Participants only require a reasonable level of fitness to complete the gentle walk led by an experienced lead carer. Carers can enjoy a complimentary coffee and cake at a local café as they listen to a guest speaker provide information on a nominated topic. See regional Victoria walking locations and 2021 dates below:

Alexandra (Murrindindi Shire)

Meeting location: Rotunda at Rotary Park, Grant Street, Alexandra at 9.45am

Dates: 25 June, 30 July, 27 August, 24 September, 29 October, 26 November, 17 December

For further information contact:

Anthea Forbes, 0418 402 455, anthea.gary.forbes@bigpond.com

Wonthaggi

Meeting location: Wonthaggi Wetlands South Dudley entrance Car Park at 10am

Morning Tea: 11 am – 12 pm O’Connells Bakery, 35 Murray Street Wonthaggi

Dates: Mondays monthly 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 13 September, 11 October and 13 December

For further information contact:

Stella Coppola, Carer Programs, Latrobe Community Health Service on 1800 242 696.

Rhyll (Phillip Island)

Meeting location: Tennis club car park at Rhyll Park, Lock Road to walk the Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve walk at 10am

Morning Tea: 11 am – 12 pm Rhyll General Store

Dates: 8 June, 20 July, 17 August, 7 September, 5 October, 9 November, 7 December

For further information contact:

Stella Coppola, Carer Programs, Latrobe Community Health Service on 1800 242 696.

Sale (Shire of Wellington)

Meeting location: Front entrance shelter on Guthridge Parade at the Sale Botanical Gardens at 9.45am

Morning Tea: 11 am – 12 pm O’Connells Bakery, 35 Murray Street Wonthaggi

Dates: 9 December, February 2022

For further information contact:

Elaine Clements at Latrobe Community Health on 1800 242 696

Mildura

Meeting location: Bobby and Me Café, located at Hugh King Drive, Mildura Riverfront at 9.45am

Dates: 18 August, 22 September, 27 October, 24 November

For further information contact:

Jeni Snadden at Mildura Rural City Council on 03 5018 8240 or [email protected]

Mernda (City of Whittlesea)

Meeting location: Mernda Community House (2 Heals Rd, Mernda 3754) at 10am followed by morning tea at Turner’s Bakery

Dates: February 2022

For further information contact:

Paras Christou on [email protected] and 0475 454 133

Participants may also register here

Ballarat

Meeting location: Pipers by the Lake restaurant, Lake Wendouree at 10am

Dates: 2022 1 February, 1 March, 5 April (first Tuesday of every month)

For further information contact: 

Ballarat Health Services – Carer Gateway Ballarat

Phone: 03 5333 7104

Email: [email protected]